13-Jul-2015 Source: Erickson
Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, is pleased to announce today that the company has named Michael Williams as the company’s Alaska Regional Manager. Erickson is expanding its presence in the Alaskan market and has created this leadership position to directly serve local customers.
In his role as the Alaska Regional Manager, Mr. Williams will direct day-to-day activities for all Alaska operations from Erickson’s Merrill Field Hanger in Anchorage and will promote future expansion in the region. The company currently has facilities in Anchorage, Nome and Deadhorse. Erickson has more than 50 years of experience serving Alaska, and currently operates locally supporting customers in the areas of firefighting, oil and gas operations support, cargo and passenger transport, and power line transmission aerial support.
Michael Williams has extensive history successfully managing teams for legacy and start-up projects, and has considerable consulting experience in business and process improvement. Prior to joining Erickson, Mr. Williams managed a remote helicopter base for in Equatorial Guinea, Africa, and was responsible for base business and flight operations, customer relationships, financial and asset management, and safety. Mr. Williams has also worked for Safran Group, where he served as Vice President Customer Support for Sagem Avionics and Operations Manager for Turbomeca Helicopter Engines. In addition, Mr. Williams served as Director of Manufacturing Operations for etkonUSA, and was Vice President of Operations at Chicago Title and Trust. Before entering private industry, Mr. Williams served in the United States Air Force as a Structural Engineering Specialist. Mr. Williams holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Business Management from the University of Texas-Arlington, and attended the United States Air Force Academy.
Erickson is a leading global provider of aviation services and operates, maintains and manufactures utility aircraft to safely transport and place people and cargo around the world. The Company is self-reliant, multifaceted and operates in remote locations under challenging conditions specializing in Government Services, Manufacturing and MRO, and Commercial Services (comprised of firefighting, HVAC, power line, construction, timber harvesting, oil and gas and specialty lift). With roots dating back to 1960, Erickson operates a fleet of approximately 80 aircraft, is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, USA, and operates in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and Australia.